H.R.2171 - Preserving the American Historical Record Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] (Introduced 04/29/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/26/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2171 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/29/2009)
Preserving the American Historical Record Act - Authorizes the Archivist of the United States to make grants to states to: (1) protect historical records; (2) use such records in new and creative ways; (3) provide education and training to those who care for historical records; and (4) create a wide variety of access tools, including finding aids, documentary editions, indexes, and images of key records maintained on state and local organization websites.
Requires the Archivist to consult with state and local officials on criteria for making the grants.